before dave and lanette left for peru, we had a few interesting nights at the kitchen table. discussion topics covered morality, sex, property values, travels, death, cartoons of days past, beer, siblings, stamp collecting, music and our own impending demise. also, we watched some beetles make out. click on the image to watch the full video complete with director's commentary.
for the first time ever last night, i had a dream that took place in my parents' house as opposed to my grandparents' house or some other random made-up house. and in the dream, i was trapped in the house, because everytime i went outside, i was attacked by wild animals. panthers, cheetahs, tigers, mane-less (does that mean female?) lions. they were burrowing under the walls to get into the house, too. scratching at the windows, eating each other (a black panther swallowed a tiger whole like a snake), birthing cubs that rapidly turned into ferocious beasts to join the pack. altogether quite stifling and unnnerving. then, when i amassed my own army of humans to somehow figure our way out of the house, i realized that i was just delusional, or someone was playing a cruel trick on me. me and my humans would step outside one by one, and there were no feline beasts of destruction. just a cool breezy night and clear skys (the tropical-jungle-like blazing sun had set while we were planning) and about a bajillion people that i assume were from various points of my past (they all seemed to think so anyway) celebrating something. i only recognized jenny and max and they were late for a wedding, but were being nice and sticking around till the celebration was over. i eventually fell asleep on a giant cake.
the strangest thing is, last night before i went to bed, i remember thinking that most likely if i had any dreams at all, they'd be about gangsters or rats (of the snitching human sort), because rather than going out, i forced myself to stay home and be good. naturally, i was bored of being good in about 17 minutes, so i ended up watching reservoir dogs and then a sopranos marathon. lessons learned:
- the skinniest guy is always the rat.
- gangsters are not subtle. when a gangster asks you a seemingly random question, you are about to die.
- being hyper-logical to a fault will keep you alive while the idiots kill themselves off.
- i need a gun.
the turnpike prank. max, do you remember how bad we felt? who knew? i had some oranges, i think.
how come none of y'all ever told me how completely clueless i am about man-woman reelayshonsheeps and reading people in general? don't y'all love me? was i wrong about that too?
columbus day weekend, come and gone. micah's wedding was pretty. shalini is back in miami. shalini hates delta. shalini hates cincinnati. shalini brain dead. shalini presents random pictures for no good reason. </annoyingthirdperson> also, below is a pic of eric and his sister and some random guy on top of mt. kilimanjaro. really.
as if waking up every morning to my lovers the mosquitos biting my neck, weren't enough, it seems the bedbugs are getting in on the action too. see? i knew i wasn't crazy, maji. there are bedbugs in that house!
also, from max (a long time ago, but i'm slow):
According to some anthropology article I read a long time ago, the European gypsies are the remnants of a 13th century Hindu-Punjabi army sent (or possibly hired) to fight against Genghis Khan's Mongols (linguists have traced the various Roma dialects back to Punjabi). I don't know why, but I find this very interesting. See http://www.geocities.com/Paris/5121/vlib/ for more details.
and this is what he's talking about:
** Inquiry into gypsy child wedding **
The Romanian Government and police investigate the marriage of a gypsy king's daughter amid growing anger.
and from homaira, also from a long time ago: An Unlikely Promoter of an Islamic Reformation
and from howard dean, not so long ago: margaret cho for dean!
hajime and the kiwi are in town. in their honor, i present links to hajime's brother's site (he's an amazing artist) and pics of hajime's brother's dogs. i don't care if you aren't dog people; you will be.
if it isn't already obvious, i prefer to speak purely in pictures these days. if at all. i know y'all don't mind. the miami babes are way more interesting than my random "political" links. enjoy the latest. please excuse the random dark pics. first the miami skyline was pretty from erik's boat and i really wanted y'all to see it (maybe i should learn a lil something about photography at night) and then it was raining on marcella's birthday and our pool looked cool in the rain, but alas. also because of the dark, you missed a great shot of erika's butt on our patio. will someone hire me a professional already? but, i like the pics of our froggy neighbors. they are cool.
so, i really needed a good laugh right about now, and lo and behold themorningnews came through. thanks themorningnews!
The Holy God having by a Long and Continual Series of Afflictive Dispensations in and by the Present War with the Heathen Natives of this Land, those Natives who by Wicked Devilry and Long Pointy Speares and Arrowes perforated our Devout and Hoary Bodies, who by simply Being Here have frightened us and forced us bleating into the Warm Embrasure of our Precious Livestock, 'gainst the better Judgments of our Wives and Scriptures, nay, but we digress O Lord, Our Holy God, who has brought to pass Ruined Crops and Terrifying Lightning and Astonishing Displays of Favoritism toward the Heathen Natives, who really, it's incredible, never miss when shooting forth their Deadly, Devil-Ridden Arrowes, yea!
now, back to being productive and stuff. really.
also, go yell at micah. just because you're getting married in a WEEK is no reason to slack SO bad on updating.
so you want more, eh? click away.
05/07sleeping with the fishes
04/07Kurt is up in heaven now.
02/07Yes, I'm still sitting here in Virginia
01/07because i can't keep up with the indians in the news
Wiki wiki wiki wak!
12/06Wherein I lose my ability to capitalize consistently
I don't like canned food.
Death by Bananas and Satire and Irony
running on empty
25% of the time you are on your periodical!
I don't know why.
No, YOU suck
05/06bachia takes over the world
payal & harnish get married
03/06pictures pacify the people
12/05Kalle has a plastic bag in his pocket. There is some pizza in it.
10/05adventures in surfing
12 hours of driving and... at least i saw a rainbow.
09/05now is time for cake
can you believe i've actually been to the hall the rikta was at? does that mean i've officially been to too many indian weddings? the hall's in atlanta!
09/05it was to scrape off my old decal
05/05betchya' never had a client claim to see angels floating over your shoulder
and the photos are even sporadically interspersed with requisite cute boy shots of cat
agreed: engineers are totally cute.
no risk ass
01/05ross and his golden plan
just because their photos are so much more entertaining/beautiful than mine
sea of heartbreak
12/04saare jahan se acha
i wanna go-a to goa!
just in case you deleted my email because you thought it was spam
11/04who's that other guy? how old is that pic? what happened to the essentials? who are you people?
leave our homos alone
boston is f&^$ing cold!
this country has broken my heart
i think my brother is trying to distract me from the pre-election tension by sharing this
10/04i was trying to be productive today
11/04cutest pics of three virginians in china EVAR!
10/04that deb sure is one smart cookie
why does this sound like a beatnik poem to me?
09/04happy hurricane weekend part IV
That dreamy look in your eye/
Give me a tropical contact high...
we need a flag and a name.
08/04miami nightlife after the monsoon rains
07/04finally we are no one
07/07Lost your IT job? Blame HR and your management. Don't blame India, or Indians.
06/04a place where everyone is slightly left of center (and ragingly so), urban, and wearing comfortable shoes
i also do not get "hella"
four year old predictions finally come true
anyone want a gmail invite?
ready talent reunion! and a baby.
05/04these pictures look curiously similar to my costa rica pictures...
04/2004so yesterday? i saw a movie? it was great?
03/04la cuenta por favor
i feel like i owe you
(hello? anyone still there?)
it MUST be big news
congrats kids :)
01/04send ice. and love.
this will just have to suffice for now
11/03i think i miss virginia
the truth about our jobs
dia de los muertos
10/03jimmy pop is cute
on so many levels
also, turnpike update from max: human-less coin lanes are gone
this one's for the bostonians
dramatic sigh soon to come
brain cells burning
taking a break from frog-mania
today's new word is mierde
09/03know what i need from you?
i'm working too, really
what have i gotten myself into?
surfers and lesbians
an adventure in ordinary life
start reading metafilter already
also, i got a room in miami! now come visit already.
08/03and mefi the movie would be funny
more liberal propaganda for ben
max is bored
who says you can't drink during the day as a regularly employed drone?
07/03you think i jest
temptation and timing
drinking is funny
i know some of y'all could do this
so, you won't mind when i ignore you?
you will be required by law to at least try to smoke a cigarette
both from mightygirl.net
i love cafepress
more more more links
alas, where is the redesign?
just links, no judgement
is the fucking glass half-empty or half-full?
or maybe i should just move to miami already
but not insane pictures :(
really? republicans have more money? who woulda thunk?
i have a mosquito bite on my butt
06/03the site, that is
03/03someone HAD to mention the oedipal complex
don't ask about the weddings
it's come to this
02/03did i mention that march is wedding-mania in dc?
i now have no choice but to delve into all my theories on life, proving them using quantum physics
now, i just wonder how i didn't notice until today... (blame it on the snoooow)
today's conversation with my brother
i would be very delighted to be your friend
the lost art of the well-crafted email
01/03love as politics
cyan is a four-letter word
who screams "widget!" in the throes of passion?
did i mention that i'm moving out?
soft, female and already corrupted, please
12/02i agree with "excess"
look who we found!
can you tell i can't concentrate on work today?
ghosts of xmas past
better than you, daily
fyi, i'm not that pharmacy student from u. of toronto
how itchy is his back anyway?
message to max
die die die
no pun intended
tales of a viking invasion were greatly exaggerated
11/02out of the whole chaotic cesspool of hate
she said it, not me
and a little frightening
just because i've been feeling somewhat muted lately...
do you realize?
next time i'll go to supercuts
and the proof is only 9 pages long
the morning after
even if you don't celebrate
10/02i am brown
shalini is by urgent request
basic adult survival
it's a good thing daddy runs the vacuum empire
hear me? hear me! i need sugar in my tea!
telecommuting spoiled me. bad telecommuting.
vestri matris dat bonus caput capitis
09/02just because their email was so... charming.
couldn't have said it better myself
it's just a joke. don't get so uppity
like daughter, like mother
i am NOT a hottie
i'm supposed to be working
you put the happy in my ness
you're more bored than i am
more to come, i'm sure
are you kiddin'? we've already rented out your room...
some links that are keeping me sedate and content for now
lush-o sez wha?
now, go read "midnight's children"
this is just a test. do not run out of your house screaming. yet.
for all us "bad" indian girls out there
flatulence does exist!
07/02so my ass is large and i smell funny... it could be worse.
and now for something pleasant
it was all her baby's daddy's fault, really
she claimed it was because of all the flannel
that's below the median
oh, and i went to jersey this weekend. it was fun.
i trust the tofu
to all you toe-haters out there...
um, is this what you expected?
still masquerading as a member of the real world
it's pointless to walk when it's past time to run
06/02guess i'll go eat now
inanity of content reaches an all-time low
anyone remember carmen sandiego?
rock on, nickelodeon
get busy living or get busy dying
what was that? you don't think i'm funny?
another one bites the dust
statement of the day
even a termite wouldn't choke on it o/~
living vicariously thru the sachia
embarrassing him is my job (my 8th personality is a large italian mother)
who knew that jay-z was a trendsetter?
welcome back to virginia
05/02stir it up
i don't get it
bollywood chic, eh? have you seen an indian movie?
skanky like a project chick
the british suck. apparently these pickles don't.
when you have nothing to say...
no, officer. i did NOT call you a fat pig.
is that a new shaliniland in the distance?
sammy, the aspiring supermodel
WAY better than being a reagan-baby
say something reasonably clever
old pictures are only worth a few words
just for micah
don't let your meat loaf.
whether you like it or not
some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts
04/02blessed is the homemaker
return of the fratboy
i be getting sappy in my old age
choose your own adventure
and you thought i was a boy
and it's not even true
don't try to bring logic into this
you could be my sunshine
this IS the über-update
this is not the über-update
tracking the progress of injured toes
02/02not like alanis
it's amazing what a little hindlish will do to you
i've turned into my mother
not that i'd do anything about it, but...
i forgot what i was going to say
why is it so quiet around here?
i'm doing the chicken dance as i write this
i'm pretending to care
no new mail
what's purple, green and red and badly misshapen?
someone hath murdered sleep. good for him.
and dubya stands for walker.
more talk | less head
i'm a marketing gimp's dream-come-true
the all new gid show
nick loves porn more than me
bend it! bend it!
ONESELF WHOM BE ACTUAL
passive aggressiveness and inexplicable frustration
pictures of my world verify its existence
go to sleep, you picture-crazy maniac!
shalini is a riceboy!
ich muß hier verlassen!
"tour of the south" leaves shalini with a vicious rash
pookie goes to charlotte
don't mind us, we're just going to sit here and make out
sammy is my zen master. and he told me not to watch any more of these dumb dating shows.
"it is (to describe it figuratively) as if an author were to make a slip of the pen, and as if this clerical error became conscious of being such. perhaps this was no error but in a far higher sense was an essential part of the whole exposition. it is, then, as if this clerical error were to revolt against the author, out of hatred for him, were to forbid him to correct it, and were to say, 'no, i will not be erased, i will stand as a witness against thee, that thou art a very poor writer'."
- søren kierkegaard
(passage gleaned from "seymour, an introduction" by j.d. salinger)